18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Kohl & the eyes

At Petra, I watched a demonstration by a local man who spoke and showed how traditional kohl was/is used. After his presentation, I asked if I could photograph him and he agreed. Read more about kohl: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-people-in-desert-use-kohl-in-their-eyes

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Petra, Jordan
Camera: NIKON D80
Copyright: © Dorothy Thompson